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.k. phone hacking scandal. i'm kiran chetry. in just hours, rupert murdoch will face parliament. we're live in london. >> no break in the debt ceiling talks but the white house insists that backstage progress is being made to reach a deal before the august 2nd default deadline on this "american morning." >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. 6:00 a.m. in new york this morning. tuesday, july 19th. i was hearing that in parts of iowa the heat index felt like 130 yesterday. it's been brutal out there. >> even this morning on the east coast, it felt different. it felt hotter. we'll be covering that. >>> we're watching that and millions are watching with a worldwide media empire hanging in the balance rupert murdoch is just hours away from facing his defining moment. in less than four hours, murdoch, his son and former top newspaper executive will appear before the british parliament. >> they will be asked what they knew about this phone hacking scandal that's growing wider by the day. it's threatening to take down news corp and perhaps murdoch himself. >> and the question is wha
relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special address by the prime minister here. he's really going to try to prove a point here, that he's is going to underline the phone hacking scandal, say this is how i dealt with it and now we need to move on. here is how he put it when he was in africa for a trip. >> i don't underestimate the problem. parts of the immediate okay dreadful, illegal acts. police have questionses to answer about corruption and a failed investigation. politicians have been too close to media onus. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to hire andy colson who was later arr
on either side of rupert murdoch. the pressure is rising on the media mogul. it was britain's worst peacetime act of terrorism. but now, there are concerns that families of those killed on 7/7, in 2005, were also eavesdropped upon by the british tabloid, "news of the world." graham lost his son, david, in the attack. and says his phone may have been hacked by reporters. >> the thought that somebody may have been listening to me begging for david to phone home. i thought we were in a dark place and i didn't think anybody could make it darker. but i'm proved wrong. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal is so shocking, it's prompted an emergency debate in britain's parliament. >> it's make the public. and i feel so appalled by what's happened. murder victims, terrorist victims, who had their phones hacked. that's why there's a full police investigation, with all of the powers they need. we have the inquiries to get to the bottom of what went wrong. >> reporter: it's put former "news of the world" editor, rebecca brooks under incredible pressure. he's now chief executive of the parent
want to get back to our top story, in-depth look into the phone hacking scandal at rupert murdoch's news corp. matthew, first to sean hoare's death, not suspicious, that's what police say, but certainly a strange turn of ooenchevents. >> another bizarre twist. sean hoare, one of the main whistle blowers, first journalist to go on record to accuse andy coulson, former editor of "news of the world" and former director for david cameron, not just knowing about the phone tapping that he alleges went but condoning it and encouraging it. he appeared in the press with more controversy. saying that they had access to sensitive police technology for cash payments, by using what's called pinging to pinpoint through mobile phone signals, the whereabouts of people they wanted to track down. that was another scandal he blew the whistle on, a few moments before he was found dead. we don't know the exact reason for his death at this point. there will be an autopsy i suspect. another twist in the ongoing saga. >> by the time we finish the segment on the show, things could have changed already. t
again to strike a deal to raise the debt limb. media mogul rupert murdoch is summoned in to face lawmakers who are investigating phone hackers within his media empire. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." all right, bargaining over america's debt under way right now. president obama went into the fourth round of talks in recent days, upping the ante. he's suggesting that failure to reach a deal by the august 2 deadline could immediately cost many americans who rely on a government check to get by. they're meeting inside the west wing as we speak. what's the latest. >> as we speak, wolf, this is really the first time we've heard the president specifically illustrate consequences that will make many americans ears perk up. this as this meeting continues. no cameras allowed today for a photo opportunity as president obama talks with the top eight democrats and republicans in the house and senate is an impasse over tax increases continues. >> as an impasse over tax increases continues. president obama illustrated a nightmare scenario where social security payments stop going out
fighting for his reputation. you will see rupert murdoch's very public apology and a man who used to work for one of his newspapers talks to cnn. and critics say that the rochester police force there has some explaining to do. are they protecting people or is it harassment? >>> take a look at the nails. how does she function everyday? well, she will show us later on in the show. and you are on social media and we are, too. you can reach out on twitter or facebook on cnn.com/don and on foursquare.com as well. my book is called "transparent" available at e version or get it there or anywhere books are sold. geico, saving people money on more than just car iance. ♪ geic ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi than ever before. experience the summer of audi event and get over 130 channels of siriusxm satellite radio for 3 months at no charge. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural
. they can't force rupert and james murdoch to appear but they can force rebecca brooks to appear. if she continues to refuse to respond, issue a summons to her, they receiptcally they could send their security apparatus of the house behind me down to actually force her, you know, arrest her effectively to come along. >> all right. dan rivers for us. thanks so much. we will continue to follow this, of course, every day, new development and more troubling development. >>> still to come this morning, high ask dry. first lost their paychecks and now there may not be any beer to help pass the time during the government shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hote
outrage over private information that found its way into rupert murdoch's newspapers in britain. let me say for the record that journalists are supposed to dig up information and just because somebody considers something private doesn't necessarily mean it's not newsworthy. but the murdoch scandal centers on alleged illegal phone hacks and bribes to police to get phone numbers, voice mails and documents from literally thousands of celebrities, politicians, members of the royal family, even murder victims. it's cnn's in-depth story of the week. today, former british prime minister gordon brown says murdoch papers got hold of his family's bank records. here's what brown told the bbc. >> i think what happened pretty early on in government is that the "sunday times" appeared to have got access to my building society account, they got access to my legal files, there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else, but i'm shocked, i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of their links with criminals. >> brown's predecessor refl
been set. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at least two u.s. based lawsuits filed by shareholders. also a possible standard & poor's downgrade. >> developing cnn learning at least 22 deaths blamed on the stifling heat gripping the nation. right now more than 140 million people in at least 30 states are under advisories or warnings dealing with near triple-digit temperatures. expected to stay in place through joust the weekend. >>> terrorists may be targeting private u tilts in the united states. department of homeland security putting state and local law enforcement on alert for potential threats. while there is no specific credible intelligence, officials say, quote, several recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to private sector utility facilities. >>> some 22 thousand state workers in minnesota are back on the job this morning. they had been out of work since july 1 because of a government shutdown in that state.
the last issue on sunday, the scandal hitting rupert murdoch's newscorp. keeps widening. we'll explain. what's this option? that's new. personal pricing now on brakes. tell us what you want to pay. we do our best to make that work. deal! my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> former drug addicts and cancer patients paying tribute to a woman ahead of her time. first lady michelle obama will be among those honoring her legacy. memorial services are scheduled this week, one on thursday at the ford presidential museum in grand rapids, michigan but the first is being held tomorrow in palm desert, california. straight to sandra indoe who's there and joins us now. when you talk to people, do you get a sense betty ford touched their lives by simply being betty ford? >> absolutely. that's it. people who met betty ford say she was so real. she's real and outspoken. for a lot of the residents, she and joe ford were long-time parishioners at the church behind me. that's where the first of two memorials will be held tomorrow. a lot of the residents say remember her for her vivacious character and her
in the closet for now. then, rupert murdoch's son in the hot seat. >> what i knew at the time -- >> what did jam know and when did he know it? meantime, mrs. rupert murdoch is in the pink. she wept from trophy wife to a venking angel. a fascinating look at crouching wendy, hidden tiger. >> let's get to washington. there is a crash in a late friday afternoon. our chief white house correspondent is there. and we have kate baldwin on capitol hill. jessica, let me start with you. we've seen this type of thing out of washington. rarely this pointed. how much of this is political theater? how much of this is the real deal? >> reporter: well, at this point it's the real deal. a deal has to get done tonight. we saw the president at his most frustrated in the debt negotiations. and he said that if this does not get done, congress has inflicted a self-inflicted wound. we were told when the president receives the calls saying this deal is off, i was surprising news here. they felt that they had come incredibly close and offered what they thought was a generous deal with $3.5 to $4 trillion yet on the table
. but the hacking scandal tainting rupert murdoch's media empire keep exploding. two more murdoch newspapers now accused of trying to tap into the personal information of a former british prime minister. and pakistan's reaction to news that the united states government is cutting millions of dollars in military aid. i'll talk to the country's ambassador to the united states about the growing tension and the impact on the war on terror. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." the federal debt is soaring high or above the limit almost by the second. and president obama is vowing to hold daily negotiations to raise the ceiling if that's what it takes. another round of talks broke up just a little while ago without repeat any break through. with 22 days left the president says he won't accept the stop gap plan to prevent america from defaulting on its debts. he used a news conference this morning to challenge both parties and to lay down some markers. >> i will not sign a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day extension. that's just not an acceptable approach. and if we think it's going to be hard
. rupert murdoch arrived in london meeting with the chief executive of his newspaper division, rebekah brooks, headed up "news of the world" and murdoch is publicly backing her, insisting she didn't know what was happening. the final edition of the paper was published yesterday. 5 million copies were printed, that's nearly twice the usual run. the paper also issued a full page apology. dan rivers is live in london this morning with more on this. a lot of people wanted to get their hands on that final edition. >> yeah. it's ironic, isn't it? a paper that has been the subject of such revulsion here, and public outcry, when they announced they were putting out that final edition they had to double the print run, such was the demand. i suppose many think of it going to be a piece of history, really. it's been going for 168 years. it is an institution here. now news perhaps victims of 9/11 could also have been targeted by the illegal practices of the "news of the world," hacking into their phones. this has not been confirmed by cnn. this is coming from a newspaper here, a rival tabloid, "th
will questioned after rupert and james murdoch. it will be the first time we hear rupert marurdoch questione about the affair. there will be no hiding tomorrow. the spotlight will be firmly on him. >> what can we expect, do we think, the murdochs to say tomorrow? do you expect any big surprises? >> reporter: well, the whole party line, if you like, has been we didn't know what was going on, and we had no idea about the extent of illegal activities. i think they will be requesting closely about come on, guys, there was money being written out to the detectives doing some of the illegal work, and you were signing the checks, didn't you have any idea this was going on? that will be difficult for them. if they say they didn't know, that is incompetent, and then if they did, then that is something else, and i think they will have a tough time. >> dan rivers in london for us. thank you. robert and james murdoch and rebekah brooks are scheduled to be questioned by parliament tomorrow. >>> and then we will bring you an announcement as soon as it happens from president obama. >>> and hugs all around for th
the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that cameron is under pressure today. he is out country. this story not going away. >> dan rivers, we will keep checking with you. seems there are developments in this story every few hours. >> thanks, dan. >>> there has been a major shake-up in the egyptian government. it is not clear whether it is enough to quiet opposition protesters. egypt's prime minister appointing 14 new cabinet ministers to his cabinet while keeping 13 others in place. they will be sworn into office today. former egyptian president hosni mubarak reportedly slipped into a coma yesterday. the hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end
" continues right now. >>> i'm kiran chetry. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire. his reporters how accused of illegally invading the privacy of britain's former prime minister as this hacking scandal widens. we're live from london ahead. >> i'm ali velshi. much of the country literally feeling the heat and relief from the summer scotcher may be days away on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. thanks so much for being with us on this "american morning." it's tuesday, july 12th. christine has the morning off. >> we've got a lot of news this morning, including some breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. we begin there where afghan president hamid karzai's half brother was found shot to death at his home. ahmed wali karzai was the provenÇal council chief of kandahar. he suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest according to hospital officials. a spokesman for kandahar's government said a guard killed karzai. the taliban says -- >> we've seen the worst so far. excessive heat warnings and advisories posted in 23 states. the heat in many areas could reac
yesterday rupert murdoch, his son james, and top british executive for news corp, rebekah brooks, were in front of the committee. of course, there's the prime minister, david cameron facing the single biggest crisis in his 15 months as prime minister. we have been watching the spectacle. is cameron's leadership really under threat here? >> reporter: well, it certainly is being tested to the absolute limit. yesterday it was rupert and james murdochs time to be grilled, and now it's cameron's day to face the music, and he was asked repeatedly in his decision to hire andy coulson, and now coulson has been arrested as part of the investigation. let's hear what he said. >> he says in hindsight he made a mistake by hiring mr. coulson. that is not good enough. it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker, or whether or not he was lied to, but it's about the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned, and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> the prime minister says he wasn't warned, and he never received those warnings. he said he will say sorry for hiring andy koulson
're talking about the wife of rupert murdoch, having the hearing in front of parliament. somebody tried to throw a pie in his face. look and listen to how she reacted. >> that's her in the pink jacket. she leapt over. it wasn't a pie as such, it was a symbolic pie. it was a paper plate with some foam. the idea behind a pie. >> there she is, folks. you see the arm go back and she just lets him have one. everybody talked about this. it stirred a lot of debate. she's sticking up for her man. >> it's her james bond moment. she's the heroine. he had hoped to pummel the pompous and huyou ha humi lie - humiliate the powerful. >> someone took this moment and animated it. >> i have to see this. >> hopefully we're about to -- >> hear them yelling in the background. you let us know when you have it ready. >> because you must see it. wendy deng has a checkered past. she was first married to jake cherry an american she met when she was just a young student in china. she was good friends with jake cherry and his wife. here's the video. >> when murdoch's wife wendy deng pounced to the defense of her h
. the newspaper is owned by media magnate rupert murdoch who owns fox news and "wall street journal." senior international correspondent, dan rivers, joins me live from london. the former editor we're talking about is not just a former editor, also a former aide to the british prime minister. >> reporter: yeah, it's difficult to imagine this getting more serious and bigger in terms of the tentacles that seems to go into politics, journalism, into commerce as well as significant kind of economic aspects to this story because advertisers are pulling out from advertising with news international, the parent company. this newspaper, "news of the world," is closing down. they're putting together the last edition right now. and as you say, political angle because this guy used to be the communications guru for the current prime minister, david cameron. he's been arrested andy colson, voluntarily attended a police station this morning to be questioned. we don't know what will happen next, if he will be released on bail or if he will be formally charged. but certainly this isn't over yet. we're expec
girl and erased messages. this week owner rupert murdoch shut down the paper. >>> we ask that each of you join the athletics, texas rangers and all of major league baseball, as we observe a silent moment of reflection and respect for brownwood texas firefighter s n shannon stone. >> shannon stone was a firefighter from brownsville, texas, who fell to his death from the stands at a texas rangers baseball game earlier this week. he was trying to catch a ball for his 6-year-old son that was in the stands by one of the rangers players. stone was honored with a moment of silence last night. the rangers set up a memorial fund for his family. so sad. >>> a fan who flu across can country has been indicted. nigerian is being charged with being a stowaway for trying to enter a secure area at the airport. he got through security with an expired id and someone else's boarding pass. flew from new york all of the way to l.a. he got caught but he was let go. then he tried to do it again in los angeles. that is where he was finally arrested. >>> a jail break caught on tape. this happened at the w
listening to them giving her family and friends thoughts that she was still alive. rupert murdoch has not apologized to them and they're pretty upset with the paper's, quote, self-congratulatory" issue. here oh's what the president said on the last day. >> it's really been a great day, a wonderful newspaper. >> now there are accusations that the newspaper also bribed police officers and hacked the phone messages of terrorist victims. >> the u.s. is withholding $800 million to pack stab. its's a smack down for them expelling u.s. military trainers. they hope holding all the money back will create pressure on them. >>> here's fake for you. $47 million. nearly two oust every $10 americans took in last year came from the government in if form of job else benefits, food stamps and social security. when extended benefits go away by the end of this year, some $37 billion won't go into people's accounts and won't go into the economy. time now for reynolds wolf in a atlanta. any flight days? >> not yet but they're sure to come. there are song strom storms coming. possibly major delays for chic
that king received a brutal beating that sparked the l.a. riots a year later >>> rupert murdoch, his son james and former news of the world editor rebekah brooks for questioning a week from today. they're investigating allegations some of the newspaper's staff hacked into the voice males of politicians, celebrities and victims >>> president obama awarded the medal of honor today to an army ranger who lost his right hand while tossing an enemy grenade away from fellow soldiers in afghanistan. sergeant first class leroy arthur petry is the second recipient of the award for actions in iraq and afghanistan. a baseball fan is lucky to be alive after he almost fell 20 feet head first while trying to catch a ball during the all-star home run derby. keith car michael's brother, friends and some fans grabbed his legs and likely saved his life. last night's incident comes just days after a texas ranger's fan plunged to his death while trying to grab a ball. >>> and the new york fan who caught derek jeter's 3,000th career hit and gave it back instead of trying to cash in could still be slapped with
higher ahead of the held in an hour. strong numbers on china pushing world markets higher. rupert murdoch's media empire take ago hit after the phone hacking scandal at "news of the world." the company include the fox television network and the "the wall street journal" here at home. >>> netflix is hiking prices by 60% who want to keep the mail and the streaming options. the company focuses on its streaming business and way from its dvd mailings. >>> coming up next, reports that the cia may be operating on a secret base in somalia. our question of the day. e-mail us, give us a tweet, tell (screams) when an investment lacks discipline, it's never this obvious. introducing investment discipline etfs from russell. visit russelletfs.com r a prospectus, containing the investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information. read and consider it carefully before investing. is it the new forty, i don't know. i probably feel about thirty. how is it that we don't act our age? [ marcie ] you keep us young. [ kurt ] we were having too much fun we weren't thinking about a will at that t
so much. >>> just when you thought the rupert murdoch scandal had settled down, more disgraceful allegations surrounding news of the world tabloid. zain verjee has been following the story, getting a lot of buzz in the papers. and it involves another relationship with the mom of a slain girl in britain? >> yeah, it does. this stuff continues to drip out. sarah pane was the mother of a murdered british girl and it turns out now that her phone was targeted by a private investigator who was working for the news of the world which as you know has been closed down with this whole crisis that has happened over the phone hacking scandal. sarah became a pretty prominent activist after her daughter was murdered. she's saying she can't believe that this has happened and in the very last edition of news of the world, she actually even wrote a column for them and said amid all the criticism, news of the world has been a force for good. the police have confirmed that she was a target of phone hacking. she also had a very close relationship with rebekah brooks, former editor of "news of the wo
. ♪ visit vwdealer.com today. >>> good news, bad news for the staff of rupert murdoch's newspaper. they have new jobs in siberia. 200 positions are available in the remote russian region to the former "news of the word" staffers. it is believed 283 people lost their jobs when the 168-year-old newspaper was shut down. last week murdoch promised parliament everything possible was being done to find them new jobs. i guess siberia is growing. >> i guess it is. >>> makeup ad featuring actress julia roberts is being banned in britain. why? because british authorities say the lancome ad right there is misleading because it is overly air bushed. it would make people believe you can look like that if you put on makeup. >> i could look like that if i put on makeup. >> female member parliament reportedly raised questions about airbrushing saying it is contributing to young girls' problem was body image and confidence and maybelline ad featuring christy turlington has also been banned. >> interesting. what do you think of that? >> i understand the whole -- it is just strange because in the u.s. they can
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